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    Smoke rises after a car exploded near a Shi'ite mosque in Saudi Arabia's Dammam May 29, 2015

    Islamic State Responsible for Deadly Mosque Bombing in Saudi Arabia

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    Islamic State posted a statement on Twitter naming the suicide bomber who carried out the attack as Abu Jandal al-Jizrawi.

    Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for bombing the Shi'ite mosque in Saudi Arabia's city of Dammam in which four people were killed on Friday.

    The explosion came from a parked car with witnesses saying that the suicide bomber was prevented from reaching the mosque.

    Islamic State posted a statement on Twitter naming the suicide bomber who carried out the attack as Abu Jandal al-Jizrawi, saying he had managed to reach his target despite tight security.

    Saudi Arabia has previously been threatened by ISIL. The country is part of a US-led coalition against ISIL in Syria and Iraq.

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